Kenny DeForest.

Beloved Comedian, Kenny DeForest, Dead At 37

Kenny DeForest.
Kenny DeForest.

It is with heavy hearts that we report that beloved comedian, Kenny DeForest, died on Wednesday, December 13th just five days after getting hit by a vehicle while riding his bike in New York City. He was 37 years old.


Kenny died at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn “surrounded by his parents, family, and friends. Kenny's final moments included some of his favorite songs, stories of his childhood, and memories of his extensive positivity and joy for life" reads the GoFundMe Page set up by fellow comedian Ryan Beck on the DeForest Family's behalf.


DeForest put out his most recent stand-up special, Don't You Know Who I Am?, this past August (watch below) and has previously performed critically acclaimed sets on The Late Late Show With James Corden & Late Night With Seth Meyers. He also appeared on HBO's Crashing & Comedy Central's Tales From The Trip.

The stand-up comedy community mourns the loss of Kenny DeForest.

DeForest was loved by so many fellow comedians & the comedy community will certainly not be the same without him. Many have taken to social to share loving tributes to the New York comic. 

Rosebud Baker shared, "He was so funny, and my timeline right now is a testament to how he brought out the best in everybody. His death is reminding me how lucky comics all are to know and have each other. those years we all spend coming up together are some of the best years of our lives - I feel lucky Kenny was a part of them."

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